San Leandro Co-Owner Slain as Cops Collar Killer Duo from Oakland

San Leandro Co-Owner Slain as Cops Collar Killer Duo from OaklandSource: Google Street View
Eileen Vargas
Published on November 30, 2023

San Leandro witnessed a crime scene last month, with a barbershop owner tragically losing his life in what seemed to be a robbery gone wrong. The San Leandro Police Department shared the grim details of the incident at Harrison Brothers barbershop. Two gunmen engaged in a fatal confrontation with the co-owner, Jonathan Clay, prompting the police to take swift action.

On October 25, tragedy unfolded in broad daylight, with reports of shots fired at the barbershop on East 14th Street. Responding officers found two injured parties, and Jonathan Clay, while bravely defending his livelihood, succumbed to fatal injuries. Directed by surveillance footage, authorities quickly identified one suspect as 26-year-old Alexis Garcia of Oakland, who was apprehended by the California Highway Patrol after a car chase just two days later, initially for unrelated charges. Subsequently, Garcia faced a series of charges, including homicide, robbery, and weapons offenses.

The plot thickened as San Leandro detectives continued their relentless efforts, revealing the involvement of a second suspect, 26-year-old Guillermo Camacho from Oakland. Camacho, who was found behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle, along with a loaded 9mm handgun, was arrested on Monday. Today, the police detailed similar charges for Camacho, encompassing homicide and robbery.

The legal proceedings are underway, and both suspects face charges laid by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. However, the San Leandro PD seeks the community's assistance to provide any additional information that could contribute to unraveling the complete story of this criminal incident. Those with information are encouraged to contact Detective T. Perry at (510) 577-3235, use the anonymous tip line at (510) 577-3278, or text-to-tip at 888777 with the keyword: TipSLPolice.